Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday that the state will soon...

Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday that the state will soon begin major summer traffic projects on Long Island. Credit: AP/Stefan Jeremiah

ALBANY — The state will soon begin major summer construction on traffic projects on Long Island, including in Old Westbury and East Hampton, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday.

The projects totaling $27 million are scheduled to be completed in the fall. They include:

Refurbishing 3 miles of concrete pavement on Jericho Turnpike in Nassau County between Hillside Avenue and Brush Hollow Road in the villages of Westbury and Old Westbury, Refurbishing several sections of road near schools and businesses in North Hempstead and in Oyster Bay, Installing a concrete barrier and chain-link fence on a 1½-mile stretch of Sunrise Highway and service roads between the Robert Moses Causeway and Fifth Avenue in Islip, The barrier will prevent pedestrians from crossing the highway, Replacing the T-intersection in Southold of State Route 25 and Suffolk County Route 48 with a roundabout, including pedestrian access, Installing left-turning lanes at the intersection of State Route 25 and Edwards Avenue in Riverhead, Pedestrian routes also will be improved, Adding left-turning lanes from every direction at the intersection of State Route 114 and Stephen Hands Path in East Hampton with pedestrian access, Turning lanes in both directions will be built at the intersection of State Route 114 and Goodfriend Drive to improve traffic flow onto Goodfriend Drive,.

Drivers are warned to slow down in the Department of Transportation work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone, and two or more convictions can result in suspension of a driver’s license.

“As construction season kicks into high gear, our DOT crews will be working on these and other projects and we urge motorists to slow down, pay attention and move over to give them the space they need to do their jobs safely,” said Marie Therese Dominguez, commissioner of the state Department of Transportation.

ALBANY — The state will soon begin major summer construction on traffic projects on Long Island, including in Old Westbury and East Hampton, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday.

The projects totaling $27 million are scheduled to be completed in the fall. They include:

  • Refurbishing 3 miles of concrete pavement on Jericho Turnpike in Nassau County between Hillside Avenue and Brush Hollow Road in the villages of Westbury and Old Westbury.
  • Refurbishing several sections of road near schools and businesses in North Hempstead and in Oyster Bay.
  • Installing a concrete barrier and chain-link fence on a 1½-mile stretch of Sunrise Highway and service roads between the Robert Moses Causeway and Fifth Avenue in Islip. The barrier will prevent pedestrians from crossing the highway.
  • Replacing the T-intersection in Southold of State Route 25 and Suffolk County Route 48 with a roundabout, including pedestrian access.
  • Installing left-turning lanes at the intersection of State Route 25 and Edwards Avenue in Riverhead. Pedestrian routes also will be improved.
  • Adding left-turning lanes from every direction at the intersection of State Route 114 and Stephen Hands Path in East Hampton with pedestrian access. Turning lanes in both directions will be built at the intersection of State Route 114 and Goodfriend Drive to improve traffic flow onto Goodfriend Drive.

Drivers are warned to slow down in the Department of Transportation work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone, and two or more convictions can result in suspension of a driver’s license.

“As construction season kicks into high gear, our DOT crews will be working on these and other projects and we urge motorists to slow down, pay attention and move over to give them the space they need to do their jobs safely,” said Marie Therese Dominguez, commissioner of the state Department of Transportation.

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